ICQ was one of the first Internet-wide instant messaging services. With the advent of Web 2.0 social networking services, it went into obscurity, or got relegated to other geekier sections of the Internet.
However, with the release of its new version, ICQ is back with a bang. With version 7 you can get your friends’ feeds from your favourite social networks such as Facebook and Twitter directly to your ICQ client. Update all networks at once, view feeds and connect with people from one place — all in a cute, easy-to-use avatar.
All you need to do is download the client from www.icq.com and click on “Register here” to get a new ICQ number. Once you log in for the first time, simply add your various social networks, give the required permissions and you’re good to go.
Both newbies as well as those few who have held on to their coveted six-digit ICQ numbers through all these years are going to have fun.